|The NARFE chapter
the Cleveland area invites you to become
part of NARFE and Chapter 860. Here is when and where we hold our chapter
Wesley Memorial United
If you live or work in the Cleveland area please join us at an upcoming meeting. Meetings can sometimes change, so call ahead to confirm a particular meeting. To find out more about us feel free to contact our Chapter President Danny Britt at telephone number 423-478-2837.
This article appeared in the Cleveland Daily
Banner, our local newspaper in Cleveland TN along with this picture.
MEMBERS OF CLEVELAND's chapter of retired and active federal employees are shown at a recent state meeting with the annual Weida White Tolley Memorial Award, which is presented to the state chapter that leads in fundraising for Alzheimer's research each year. The Cleveland Chapter has won the award four of the past five years. Receiving the award were, from left, chapter member Peggy Walkup, Chapter President Danny Britt, Bertha McAlister, Membership-PR Chairman Dean McAlister, and Treasurer Annabel Webb.
By LARRY C. BOWERS
Cleveland's chapter of retired and active federal employees continues to dominate a statewide fundraising award, competing against 30 other chapters in Tennessee.
The local chapter of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) recently was presented the rotating Weida White Tolley Memorial Alzheimer's Award for 2018.
According to Chapter President Danny Britt, and membership and Public Relations Chairman Dean McAlister, this is the fourth time in five years the Cleveland Chapter has earned this honor.
Local chapter members raised more than $3,000 for Alzheimer's research this year, and have raised approximately $12,000 since the initiation of this annual award.
The fundraiser is the chapter's top priority statewide, although the No. 1 priority is to assist the national organization in the protection of earned benefits for federal employees out of Washington, D.C.
The local NARFE chapter was organized more than 50 years ago, and has around 40 members, according to Britt and McAlister. The chapter meets on Tuesday, every other month, beginning in February. The noon meeting is at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church.
Members are involved in local projects during the year, including the annual Alzheimer's Walk. They will have a team in this year's event on Saturday, Oct. 5, on the Cleveland/Bradley Greenway.
There is also a fundraising auction during the Christmas holidays, and they also depend on donations from members and friends.
Membership is limited to retired (and active) employees of any federal government agency.